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Sharks battle the Kings: NHL Odds

The Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks will continue to jockey for playoff positioning in the Western Conference as the Pacific Division clubs meet in NHL betting action on Tuesday.

The Kings and Sharks last met on March 16, with Los Angeles rolling to a 5-2 win as a -135 home favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks. Overall, though, the Kings are just 4-6 in their past 10 contests against the Sharks dating back to 2011.

San Jose battles the Kings, currently with a 24-14-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-22-7 for the Sharks and 18-15-9 for the Kings.

View Los Angeles vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 100 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 5-rated Kings taking on the No. 7-rated Sharks in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 21-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 19.5% rate while the Kings have a 82.3% rate on the penalty kill.

The Kings were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, San Jose was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on San Jose at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing San Jose
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
San Jose is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Columbus, Thursday, April 18
San Jose home to Minnesota, Thursday, April 18